Accession Number : ADA256281


Title :   Isolation and Characterization of Leishmania Major from Phlebotomus Papatasi and Military Personnel in North Sinai, Egypt


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 FPO NEW YORK 09527


Personal Author(s) : Mansour, N S ; Fryauff, D J ; Modi, G B ; Mikhail, E M ; Youssef, F G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256281.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) was repeatedly diagnosed among members of the Multinational Forces and Observers (MFO) in the north Sinai. Leishmania parasites were isolated from both sandflies and suspected human cases of (CL). This study revealed that Phlebotomus papatasi is the only man-biting species in this area. Leishmania parasites produced lesions in the footpads of BALB/c mice, their excretory factor (EF) gave the serotype A1B2, and each isolate yielded isoenzyme profiles identical to those of the L. major reference strain. This is the first report of repeated, concurrent isolation of L. major from both sandflies and humans in Egypt. Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Diagnosis, Leishmania major, Phlebotomus papatasi, MFO personnel, North Sinai, Egypt.


Descriptors :   *LEISHMANIA , OBSERVERS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , EGYPT , HUMANS , ISOLATION , LEISHMANIASIS , LESIONS , SINAI , PARASITIC DISEASES , PROFILES , PERSONNEL , MICE , PARASITES , SANDFLY FEVER VIRUS INFECTION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE